» Click here for the AAFF’s statement on the funding controversy The Mackinac Center for Public Policy, which successfully attacked public funding for the Ann Arbor Film Festival this year, believes government should not spend a penny to support the arts. Fortunately, however, most Americans – and the majority of state and local legislators – […]
Archives for September 2006
The Ann Arbor Film Festival has recently had its state funding cut due to screening films that some state legislators and special interest groups are deeming too controversial; in fact the word “pornographic” was used to describe some of our content.
The network responded to criticism from Democrats, including several Senate leaders and former Clinton administration officials, by editing disputed scenes in the film, and by adding a disclaimer that what was originally billed as "based on the 9/11 Commission Report" is more accurately a "docudrama" with significant embellishments.
NCAC partnered with the ACLU for a screening of Independent Film Channel’s latest release, documentary filmmaker Kirby Dick’s This Film is Not Yet Rated. The provocative film, which investigates the MPAA ratings system and its impact on filmmakers, was followed by a panel discussion featuring Mr. Dick, Owen Gleiberman, Mary Harron, Nadine Strossen, and Michael […]